Want to learn how to SUP all while benefiting a good cause? Paddle for the Polar Bears is where it's at!
Here in Madison, Wisconsin we have the incredibly awesome, unbelievably FREE Henry Vilas Zoo and our polar bears (and seals!) need a new home. Paddle for the Polar Bears is a lesson-based benefit held on varying dates throughout the summer that provides 50% of proceeds to building the new, state-of-the-art Arctic Passage.
Our instructors are seasoned standup paddlers who will have you paddling comfortably within the first 10 minutes (yes, it's THAT easy!).
All equipment included. Our 1 ¼-hour course will teach you:
a. How to find the sweet spot for balance and comfort
b. Paddling technique
c. Basic turning technique
You will also have the opportunity to demo several different boards at the end of your lesson session! Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. While we don't expect you to get wet (ie, fall in the water), there's always that slight chance.
*Choose the date and time you would like to participate. Print out a copy of your purchase and bring it with you to the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
To ensure your spot we recommend that you pre-register. Minimum age for kids is 11 years old. Younger kids may be able to ride on the front of a board with our staff or with their parents after Mom and/or Dad learn. Maximum of 14 per class.
June 29, 2014
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Wingra Park on Lake Wingra
824 Knickerbocker Street
$30 (includes board rental)